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Monday, March 29, 1999

Courtney and Frank
Courtney withdraws $1,000 from Marsha Cooper's account at Port Charles National Bank. The teller admires Courtney's ring. Courtney explains that it is a family heirloom given to her by her fiancÚ.
     Courtney leaves the bank and returns to the Scanlon's house. There, Frank is very upset to see that Courtney wore the ring out of the house. He wanted Courtney to give the ring to him. Courtney refused saying the ring belongs to her. However she does agree to take the ring off. She places the ring in the top drawer of her dresser. Courtney receives a call from Chris asking her to meet him at the hospital.

Karen and Joe
Karen is upset thinking that Joe is having an affair with a red head. Joe arrives home. He starts to describe his day at the hospital and bends to kiss Karen on the lips. Karen turns her head. Karen does not give him a chance to ask what is wrong. She confronts Joe and asks him if he is having an affair.
     Joe thought that all of the doubt was taken care of this morning. Karen explains the phone calls and the investigation that did that afternoon. Joe adamantly denies having an affair. Karen told Joe that she wants to believe him but she is having problems doing that. It seems that all of her life she has been betrayed and hurt by those people that she loved and trusted the most. Karen wanted to explain what she has been going though. This afternoon, all of the wounds that she thought were healed all opened again. Starting with the alcoholic mother to Jagger's infidelity, the wound just got deeper. The culmination of her wound occurred when she entered the strip bar where the calls were coming from. It made her remember how she felt when she was stripping. All of the revulsion that she felt for herself overwhelmed her. She started to think that maybe Joe first became interested in her when she stripped for Cooper. Joe quickly took Karen in his arms and explained that he fell in love with Karen because of her strength, compassion and understanding. Karen grabs hold of Joe and they share a tender moment in each other's arms. Joe pulls away and looks into Karen's eyes. He told her that this is not over. Apparently somebody is deliberately trying to make him look bad.
     Karen and Joe discuss the possibilities of who could be trying to drive a wedge between the two of them. Karen suggests Courtney. She remembers the last time that she had her ring was when she was doing dishes at the Scanlon house. She had taken the ring off and placed it on the sink. Courtney had been in the kitchen several times to offer assistance. She could have easily pocketed the ring. At first, Joe did not think that Courtney would go that far because he knew that he would never become involved with her. Then Joe remembered when Courtney had told him of her undying love for him while they were trapped on the Island. Joe told Karen that they needed to have a talk with Courtney.
     Karen and Joe arrived at the Scanlon house to find it completely empty. They proceeded to Courtney's room. Frank did not feel right about searching her room. Karen interjected that they needed proof if they wanted to get the truth out of Courtney. They realized that otherwise, Courtney would just deny any wrong doings. Karen started to search the dresser while Joe was looking in the closet. Karen found her ring. Joe came over when he heard Karen call him. They both stared at the ring realizing that they now had the proof that they needed that Courtney was responsible for the magazines, sex calls, underwear, and the red headed woman.

Chris and Julie
Chris went to the sanitarium to visit Julie. The nurse explained to him that Julie was pretending to be pregnant. When Julie enters, Chris pretends to be concerned about Julie and happy about her pregnancy. He gives this whole concerned speech about how friends should always be there for one another. Of course Julie was not buying any of this but played along with Chris. Chris asked her if there was any thing that he could do to make it easier on her. He realized that she could get any thing money could buy but he just wanted to her to know that he was there for her. Julie asked him what he meant by that comment. He explained that he knew that financially she was independent because of the trust funds and the inheritance. Julie quickly denied having any money. All of her money was spent trying to help Cooper.
     Chris asked Julie if it was possible that while she was with Cooper that he might have transferred all of her funds to the name of Marsha Cooper. Julie vehemently denies the possibility. Chris leaves. Julie starts to talk to her unborn child. She told the baby that the man that was just there was Chris Ramsey and he was not to be trusted.
     Julie enters the hall and went to the pay phone. She calls her bank to acquire on her balance. She finds out that her account is now inactive that all of her funds have been transferred to Port Charles National Bank.
     Julie is visibly upset by this news. She envisions herself and her child living on the streets searching through trashcans for their next meal. She told her baby that they have to get out of here.

Courtney and Chris
Chris meets Courtney at the hospital. In his mind, he realizes how Courtney has gained her wealth by pretending to be Marsha Cooper. Chris greets Courtney and asks her to lunch at this really exclusive French Restaurant. She is delighted. He mentions that he has to stop by the bank on the way. She questions the closeness of his bank to the restaurant. As the elevator doors are beginning to close, Chris informs Courtney that he has changed his bank to Port Charles National Bank and proceeds to inform her of the quality customer service to be found there. As the doors close, you can see Courtney's visibly shaken face as she is trying to think her way out of this situation.